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Second Annual South Jersey Motorcycle Film Festival

One of my favorite rainy fall activities is getting cozy under a duvet and watching films; if they’re motorcycle adventure films, even better! In August, Rev Sisters organized the Black Hills Moto Film Festival. This November, they’re putting on another online motorcycle festival in South Jersey. Read the press release below for more information, including…

Video of the Week: Alibaba One-Wheeled Electric Motorcycle

Maybe you’ve been thinking motorcycles aren’t dangerous enough, or that it’s far too easy to balance on two wheels. If so, then maybe the Alibaba one-wheeled electric motorcycle is for you. I don’t see this as the next round-the-world form of transportation that can pretty much fit in your carry-on luggage, but it might be…

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Telkwa Pass—British Columbia’s “Shortcut” between Smithers and Terrace

Photos provided by ridingfullcircle.com, Uncle “M” (advrider.com), and Jillian Kofoed (Totem Auto Group) He’s about to suggest riding something I won’t like and will do everything he can to convince me. Dave’s been scouring Google Earth and paper maps for a few hours now and has found a little side tour over Telkwa Pass—a rugged 71-mile…

Chickistan—Michelle Lamphere Talks About Being One of Nine Women Riding Pakistan

A week ago, I arrived in Rapid City, South Dakota. Michelle Lamphere—author of The Butterfly Route, organizer of Black Hills Film Moto Festival, and part-founder of Rev Sisters—graciously picked me up at the airport. Michelle owns the Chalet Motel in Custer and had invited me to spend almost three weeks there on a self-imposed writer’s retreat, working on…

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Cross Egypt Challenge—October 7-16, 2021

Cross Egypt Challenge was first organized in 2011 as an initiative to promote tourism to Egypt—a stunning country on the Mediterranean and Red seas filled with temples, pyramids, and other millennia-old monuments. The rally offers a breathtaking experience for both riders and spectators, routing from Alexandria, near the Mediterranean shores in the north to Egypt’s…

Suzuki Announces Fall 2022 ADV/Dual-Sport Lineup

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like with the recent success (like it or not) of Harley’s PanAmerica, ADV and dual-sport motorcycle manufacturers the world over seem to have stepped up their game. Suzuki’s 2022 lineup for these bikes is impressive: make room in your next bike choice for the V-Strom 650 and 650XT,…

Coming to America—the All-new Royal Enfield Classic 350

One hundred and twenty years ago, Royal Enfield began building timeless motorcycles. The Classic 350 is one such legend, reborn from the age-old company dedicated to releasing attractive midsize bikes for all experience levels. All these years later, the Classic still catches the eye and pleases crowds, and it’s coming to America in 2022, promising…

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Teasing Test Shots of the New Triumph Tiger

Lighter, agile, transformed—this is some of the wording used to describe the new Triumph Tiger 1200, now in prototype testing. Many ADV bikes have been updated for 2021 like BMW’s 1250 GS, KTM’s 1290 Super Adventure S, Ducati’s Multistrada V4, and of course, Harley’s PanAmerica. Triumph’s Tiger hasn’t come out with an update model for…

Overland Expo Reveals Ultimate Motorcycle Overland Build for Africa Twin

Overland Expo is the world’s premier overlanding event series. This year it has revealed an Ultimate Overland Build for a Honda Africa Twin given a workover by Overland Expo’s Adventure Motorcycle Ambassador, Eva Rupert. Nice work, Eva! Unedited Press release—Loveland, CO Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports ES DCT “What an absolute pleasure it has been…

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Field Tested: Micro-Start—The World’s Smallest Jump Starter

Created by Antigravity Batteries, known for high-end lithium batteries, the Micro-start is the first, original mini jump starter. These days, we rely on electronic devices more than ever—even in the middle of nowhere—which is what makes the Micro-start an essential item whenever I walk, drive, or ride two wheels off into an adventure. This pocket-sized…

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Lindeco Genuine Powersports—venturing into the US market and partnering with Enduristan Luggage

Though there is heated debate over what’s better—soft bags or hard cases—the moto industry is seeing more companies producing soft bags than ever before. Enduristan, for example, is known for “tough, durable, and truly 100% waterproof luggage” for ADV bikes—their bags are now being sold exclusively through Lindeco Genuine Powersports (LGP), a US distributor. “Enduristan…

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Black Hills Moto Film Festival—Aug. 13-15

From August 13-15, Rev Sisters will present the Black Hills Motorcycle Film Festival, featuring independent filmmakers. And yes, you read it right, the Weekend Festival Pass is free from these generous organizers. If you’re reading this too late, don’t worry; you can still access all the films for $10 here—a small price to pay for…

Rev’It Invests in Travel Startup Motourismo

I’ve enjoyed using Rev’It riding gear for more than half a decade now, so I’m always excited to hear about news and products from the company. This one threw me off a little, only because I didn’t immediately see the connection between a leading apparel brand partnering with an online motorcycle travel company. But, as…

Humanity:: From Russia with Love

Inside the world’s largest country, you’ll find elderly ladies baking bread in wooden houses with painted window frames; large, prosperous cities and honking horns; children riding bicycles on gravel roads, and some of the most industrious, approachable people on the planet. Russia scares many travelers. Bad things happen there, just like bad things happen in…

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Field Tested: Touratech’s New 2021 Aventuro Carbon2 Plus

I was excited to try Touratech’s new Aventuro Carbon 2 Plus Adventure and Dual Sport helmet for many reasons: it’s good-looking, well-ventilated, and extremely lightweight, to start. But for me, the top-selling features are its removable sun visor and its versatility as an on-road/off-road hybrid. First, let’s discuss the removable brim: some ADV/dual sport helmets…

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Leave No Trace—Outdoor Ethics for Riders, Overlanders, and Other Land Users

I was camping in eastern Washington a month ago. We had a gorgeous spot right on a river and plenty of space for three vehicles and six dirt bikes. On arrival, I jumped out of the truck and headed into some trees to relieve my water-filled bladder. Walking a few feet away from camp, I…

Are You Cool Enough? Tips for Riding in a Heatwave.

As I write this, we’re in the middle of a heatwave in the Pacific Northwest. Temperatures last week got to over 100°F (38°C). When I didn’t want to cook and phoned a local brewery to get take-out, they were closed because it was 130°F (54°C) in the kitchen, and the staff was feeling sick. Air-conditioning…